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Volkswagen Stops Sale Of Popular Polo In India With Immediate Effect

People take a closer look of a Volkswagen Polo at its new factory in Chakan, near Pune, India, Saturday, Dec. 12, 2009. Volkswagen rolled out its first India made Polo Saturday. Volkswagen AG started production of its first compact car in India on Saturday, hoping to capture up to 10 percent of the country's fast-growing automobile market within the next six years, the company said. The factory, opened earlier this year, is part of a 580 million euros (US$846.8 million) investment, which the company says is a

NEW DELHI -- On Wednesday, Volkswagen India Pvt. Ltd asked its dealers not to sell its Polo hatchback with immediate effect, and directed them not to "physically deliver" this model.

"We request, not to physically deliver any Polo vehicle (all variants) with immediate effect till further notice from VW," Volkswagen India wrote in a letter addressed to its dealers, The Economic Times reported.

The letter was signed by two Senior Volkswagen officials - Ashish Gupta, Head of After Sales - Operations and Pankaj Sharma, Head of Sales Operations, to their dealer partners, ET reported.

The reason for Volkswagen India's decision was not immediately clear, but a VW official said that it was not connected with the global scandal in which the European car manufacturer has been caught fitting a software to cheat emission tests, ET reported.

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